Number 5 is my favourite!❗
1☘Sunflower oil instead of Vitamin E. Sunflower oil is naturally high in Vitamin E and has other nutrients that are good for your skin.
2☘Mix powdered herbs/pigments with oil. There will be fewer lumps than if you use water.
3☘Add a small amount of beeswax to prevent soda ash, or use plastic wrap on top of the new soap before you close it for the first rest period.
4☘Warm-up honey before adding to soap. Cold honey will congeal and possibly stay in clumps.
5☘️ Prepare your additives in advance, as your soap may be ready sooner than you expect. Leaving soap on the heat too long can make it too sticky and thick.
6☘Donate imperfect bars to a homeless shelter or food bank.
7☘Save up all your soap making towels and blankets for one laundry load. No need to use detergent – they already have soap on them.
8☘Sniff some coffee before checking the scent in your soap a final time. Coffee will clear your nose and give you a true sense of the scent
9☘Have fun! Don’t get caught up in making the perfect bar. You might miss out on something good.